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Head Medical are currently recruiting for a Consultant Microbiologist/Virologist to work within East Kent Hospitals University. 

If successful you will join a driven and passionate team who, together with your consultant colleagues, will be responsible for providing a comprehensive, efficient, and cost-effective clinical microbiology, virology and infection prevention and control service to East Kent Hospitals University and other users of the service.

The William Harvey Hospital microbiology laboratory is a purpose-built building adjacent to the other pathology disciplines. The bacteriologist lab is well equipped with a range of automated analysers including: DxM Autoplak automated plate streaking system and Virtuo blood culture system. An office is provided on the William Harvey site, which may be shared, and you will be provided with a phone and laptop which grants remote access to all laboratory and hospital IT systems. Continuing professional development is supported by the department and study leave allocation and budget is available. There will be the opportunity to specialise and take the lead in particular clinical areas of infectious disease management.

East Kent offers the best of both worlds as a place to develop your career as well as enjoy what the area and beyond has to offer. With some of the best beaches in Europe – voted by Lonely Planet – as well as art galleries, elegant stately homes, romantic getaways and links to the sea and cities you can truly enjoy your time off.

To be considered for this fantastic opportunity must hold registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) or be eligible for registration within 6 months of interview. You must hold FRCPath or equivalent is overseas. Experience as a Microbiologist at Registrar level or above. Salaries for this position will follow NHS pay scale and be from £84,559 up to £114,003 dependent on experience. Applications from those requiring a visa will be considered as well as those interested in part time. This job will be subject to a police check. 

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